Day 1: ARRIVE IN ADELAIDE
Welcome to Adelaide! Schedule flights to arrive by 4 pm in time for a welcome meeting and drinks, featuring local South Australian wines and spirits.
Day 2: ADELAIDE. EXCURSION TO KANGAROO ISLAND
Travel by motorcoach and ferry to Kangaroo Island. A full day visit to the “Galapagos of Australia”. Sightseeing includes scenic photo stops, a visit to Seal Bay Conservation Park to learn about the endangered Australian Sea Lions and to take a walk on the beach with a Park Ranger. Afterward, visit the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park to see native koalas, wallabies, and wombats. Hear the stories of rescuing and treating injured wildlife during the recent bushfires. Your visit here gives back to this organisation and ensures the care of these animals. End the day with a visit to Flinders Chase National Park to see Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. Return to Adelaide late this evening
Day 3:ADELAIDE – BAROSSA VALLEY - HAHNDORF – THE INDIAN PACIFIC
BAROSSA VALLEY: Visit Jacob’s Creek for a tour, tasting, and special lunch. Afterward, a tasting at Seppeltsfield Vineyard.
HAHNDORF: Time at leisure to explore this German heritage village. Browse the shops and art galleries, visit cellar doors, or grab a treat at one of the traditional bakeries and sweet shops. INDIAN PACIFIC: Enjoy a special “Flavours of South Australia” dinner before boarding one of the few truly transcontinental trains in the world.
NOTE: Plan to pack an overnight bag with necessities for the train portion of this tour, including medications, eyeglasses, and other important items. Your other baggage will be checked and you will not be able to access it until arrival in Perth. Your Train The Indian Pacific journeys across Australia’s unique landscapes. It travels across the plains of the Nullarbor, the world’s longest straight stretch of railway track, and offers a glimpse into the remote and beautiful region of the country. Experience this fascinating journey in the comfort of Gold Service, featuring private overnight sleeper cabins, a separate dining car, and access to the Outback Explorer Lounge – the perfect place to gather with friends to enjoy a drink as you marvel at the spectacular scenery. Twin cabins feature upper and lower berths, washbasin, toilet, and shower.
Day 4: INDIAN PACIFIC
Relax today as you cross the spectacular expanse of the Nullarbor Plain. On board, you may wish to unwind in the lounge car and share stories with fellow travellers, play a game, snap a few photos from the large picture windows, or just relax with a glass of wine.
RAWLINNA: Enjoy a special dinner Under the Stars at this remote and beautiful outpost. You’ll step off the train and be treated to musical entertainment, canapes and drinks around a bonfire, and then sit down for a delicious prepared dinner. Look up and enjoy the magnificent night sky. It is sure to be a highlight of your holiday!
NOTE: Dinner Under the Stars is weather-dependent. Off-train experiences are subject to change and will be advised by the Tour Director while on tour.
Day 5:INDIAN PACIFIC - PERTH
Continue across the remote yet beautiful region of the country and marvel at the ever changing landscape passing by your window. Arrive Perth at mid-afternoon. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Enhance your free time in Perth with a fun peddle tour via rickshaw around the lively streets of the city. This and many more options throughout your tour are available with MyACCOUNT
Day 6:PERTH. EXCURSION TO FREMANTLE AND ROTTNEST ISLAND
FREMANTLE: Orientation tour. Ferry to Rottnest Island. ROTTNEST ISLAND: Tour of the island followed by afternoon at leisure. Make sure to snap a selfie with the island’s famous residents, the Quokkas. Other options include snorkelling, hiring a bike and exploring more on your own, or relaxing on the beach. Return by ferry to Perth. This evening free at leisure.
Day 7:PERTH – BUSSELTON - MARGARET RIVER REGION
BUSSELTON: Spend time at the 150-year-old jetty which is 1.8km long and the longest timber-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. MARGARET RIVER REGION: Welcome to Country ceremony and Guided Cultural Experience.
Accommodation Spotlight: Spend the next two nights at the enchanting Pullman Bunker Bay Resort nestled alongside the crystal-clear waters of beautiful Bunker Bay. At the resort, enjoy a fresh contemporary style, attentive service, beautifully landscaped native gardens, and an amazing location in the heart of the Margaret River region.
Day 8:MARGARET RIVER REGION
Free time this morning to explore more on your own, tasting and lunch at Xanadu Winery, visit Surfers Point, tasting and discussion at the Margaret River Chocolate Company
Day 9:MARGARET RIVER REGION- PERTH
MARGARET RIVER REGION: Coffee samplings at Yahava Koffeeworks, Dolphin Eco cruise with the chance to meet the local Bottlenose Dolphins. PERTH: A progressive farewell dinner while enjoying some of Perth’s best-kept secrets.
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. You may also choose to extend your time in Perth and explore more on your own. Extra nights are available for purchase
– 9 night’s accommodation (7 nights on land, 2 nights on the Indian Pacific , Gold class)
– Daily breakfast 5 Lunches & 4 dinners
– Headsets throughout the tour
– Sightseeing and entrance as per itinerary
– International air ticket
– Travel insurance & Visa
– SafetyNet Protection
– Airport Transfer